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AP-UT--Utah News Digest, UT

October 6, 2018

Good afternoon Here’s an updated look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Utah.

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Salt Lake City bureau at 801-322-3405 or apsaltlake@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church is scaling back the Sunday time commitment expected of its members from three hours to two. Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced the change Saturday at the faith’s twice-yearly conference. He says the new “home-centered church” strategy reflects the faith’s increasingly global membership where not all Latter-day Saints live close to a chapel or even have a chapel. By Brady McCombs. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates, longer version, photos.


Military families are complaining this year’s base transfers are the worst in memory as movers are destroying, damaging, losing and stealing their household goods. Numerous service families told The Associated Press stories of theft, carelessness and frustration during 2018 transfers, which are done by private companies hired by the military. By Terry Spencer. SENT: 820 words, photos.


— BIODIESEL FRAUD-HOME ARREST: A Los Angeles businessman charged in Utah in an alleged $511 million tax credit scheme involving biodiesel fuel wants to be released from jail and allowed to stay at home while being watched by private guards, but prosecutors don’t like the idea.

— DAMAGED HIGHWAY REOPENS: A storm-damaged northern Arizona highway used to reach the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, Lake Powell and southern Utah is reopen after crews worked around the clock for 48 hours to make temporary repairs.


STANFORD, Calif. — STANFORD, Calif. — No. 14 Stanford looks to bounce back from its first loss of the season when the Cardinal host Utah. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. PDT.


Weber State plays Northern Arizona at J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome.


Eastern Washington hosts Southern Utah at Welcome Stadium.


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AP is moving election test reports for the November 6, (Utah) general election starting on Monday, October 8:

Mondays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. MST, 1-3 p.m. EDT (two hours) and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MST, 11-3 p.m. EDT (four hours).

Last election test is on Monday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MST, 11-3 p.m. EST, (four hours). No winners will be called during the last test.

These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory found in advisory queues: BC-UT_Utah General Election Testing, Advisory.

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